Happy New Year Everyone!! We hope your holidays were filled with lots of love, joy and filled with creativity!!
We are starting off the New Year in a great way here at CSD!!! We begin the year with our first Guest DT member of 2012!!
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Let's say hello and give a warm CSD Welcome to.......Liz Terrazas!!
I personally have known her since Junior High and have been blessed to be able to reconnect with her through Facebook! We both share the love of scrapbooking and cardmaking!! So please say hello, get to know her and join in on the fun!!
Hello Everyone, My name is Liz Terrazas and I am excited and admittedly a little nervous to join you as January's Guest DT member.. I am a 40 yr old woman happily in love with a fabulous man who is my best friend and partner.. I have left my corporate career as I was blessed to be my father's caregiver. He is suffering from advanced Alzheimer's amongst other illnesses and he and my mom live with me so that I can care for them.. I do not have children of my own but am surrounded by loving nieces, nephews and godchildren along with my boyfriends three amazing kids... I have a passion for kreating one of a kind cards for family and friends and am determined to bring back snail mail and the delight happy mail brings to others.. I have been an avid family paparazzi since high school so I've had the fun of kreating several scrapbooks over the years.. My two favorite things are Scrapbooking and Cards.. I look forward to spending this month with you and having some Kreative fun... I have a blog where I add posts of cards or projects to share with family and friends and I'd like to invite you to come and join me so we can get to know each other.. kreateabilities.blogspot.com
How long have you been scrapbooking? I have been scrapbooking since my senior year in High School (1989) and remember my first book was of me, family and friends from Kindergarden age through Senior year...
What is your scrapbook style? I would describe my scrapbooking style as clean and classic. I pair my pictures in a story manner with embellishments that match my activity. I use die cuts, stamping, paper art and just have fun..
Where do you create your projects? I have a very large area in my bedroom (an office area) that my boyfriend helped design so I have plenty of space for all my tools and fun designing.
What is your favorite scrapbooking tools/colors/techniques? I absolutely love Xyron adhesives.. I use it for cards, scrapbooking etc.. I love using solids with pattern paper for unique pages and use glitz whenever possible As for techniques, I'd say my favorite scrapbooking technique is keeping journaling fun and part of the page.
Where do you find inspiration? I find inspiration from anywhere really.. I can be in a store and see a color combo and think; uhh I need to add that to my scrapbook or use for card ideas.. I also look through magazines for card inspiration.. Usually my scrapbook pages come from tying in the event in the pictures to coordinating page colors and embellishments.
What is favorite scrapbooking tip? Keep it simple and add as much journaling to really capture the feelings of the day/event..
Hi Everyone, I'm so excited to share with you today.. I'd like to challenge you to create Simple and Elegant Thank You's.. January is here and what better way to start the year than to say Thank you for those special gifts just recieved, or a simple Thank you for your friendship. I've created a Thank you using an 8.5 x 11 sheet (which I cut in half) of Kraft paper and stamped a Thanks using a Lovely Labels stamp from THE CRAFT'S MEOW and the sentiment is from PAPER SMOOCHES Chit Chat set.. After Stamping both in Black, I used a Spellbinder's Labels 18 to cut the image out.. This was all done in 3 easy steps. I added the red ribbon for a splash of color, mounted the die cut image with mounting tape and the card was complete.
Here's your challenge should you chose to play along. Create a Thank you using die cuts and ribbon for a quick elegant design. Add your card to the linky tool and I will choose a winner on Wednesday evening of January 31st. The announcement will be made on February 1st. The prize you will be creating for is a roll of my fave Sugar n Spice ribbon.. I will get you a great color for future creations... Have fun ladies, I can't wait to see what you come up with... Liz Terrazas Kreateabilities.blogspot.com